3 job openings @ The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

You can apply for the positions at: http://statejobs.utah.gov/jobseeker/

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The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is part of the Utah Department of Natural Resources. We believe wildlife is valuable to everyone. We serve the people of Utah by managing and protecting the state’s wildlife and by conserving wildlife habitat. The Division of Wildlife Resources is seeking three Regional Conservation Program Managers to assist the Conservation Outreach Chief in administering the Conservation Outreach Program in the assigned regions throughout Utah.

The manager serves as the primary liaison to interact and build partnerships with the media, wildlife-related recreating customers, the public and potential customers. The manager interacts regularly with various representatives of print, online, radio and television media. The manager also interacts regularly with members of wildlife (anglers, hunters, shooters and wildlife-associated recreationists) and outdoor communities to educate, inform, interpret, market, promote, train and report on activities, biological studies, management programs, wildlife, habitats and wildlife-related recreational opportunities. The manager oversees all outreach programs including the communications program, wildlife recreation program, Dedicated Hunter program, Walk-in Access, National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), Community Fishing events, and other wildlife-related recreation programs and activities.

There are three positions available in the following locations:

  • Vernal, Utah with the Northeastern Regional Office
  • Price, Utah with the Southeastern Regional Office
  • Cedar City, Utah with the Southern Regional Office

Examples of duties:

  • Develop, implement and evaluate regional communications program to include media and information/education.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate regional wildlife recreation program to include angling, hunting, shooting, wildlife watching, and other wildlife-related recreation programs and activities.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate region opportunity-specific daily and multiple day classes, clinics, events, seminars and special trainings for both summer and winter recreation activities designed to recruit, retain and reactivate anglers, hunters, shooters and wildlife-associated recreationists.
  • Develop partnerships between UDWR, other government agencies, conservation organizations, civic groups, media outlets, retailers, businesses and others to plan market, implement and evaluate these activities.
  • Administer conservation outreach regional programs.
  • Analyzes, summarizes and/or reviews data; reports findings, interprets results and/or makes recommendations.
  • Writes or drafts correspondence, reports, documents and/or other written materials.
  • Supervises subordinate personnel including: hiring, determining workload and delegating assignments, training, monitoring and evaluating performance, and initiating corrective or disciplinary actions.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in communications, journalism, natural resources, outdoor recreation, conservation education, or other closely related field.
  • 3 or more years of directly related, comparable experience.
  • Experience and an appreciation for the traditions of hunting and fishing and it’s contribution to wildlife conservation.
  • Experience working with various media outlets (print, social, radio, television) etc.
  • Experience organizing and hosting public events and meetings.
  • Exceptional communication skills and experience implementing those skills through writing, public speaking, and inter-personal communication.
  • Additional knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position:
  • principles, theories, and practices of wildlife and biological sciences, Utah wildlife ecology and habitat requirements, natural resources sciences and management
  • principles, theories, and practices of journalism, communications, public relations, marketing and other social sciences
  • knowledge and experience of angling, hunting, shooting methods and techniques and familiarity with Utah angling, hunting and shooting laws and regulations
  • deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism
  • speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally
  • communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing
  • supervise others by assigning/directing work; conducting employee evaluations, staff training and development, taking appropriate disciplinary/corrective actions, making hiring/termination recommendations, etc.
  • read, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and/or procedures
  • develop and/or implement new policies/procedures/standards and/or rules/regulations
  • research methods, techniques, and/or sources of information
  • agency and/or organizational program(s)
  • agency objectives, organization, structure and mission
  • deliver presentations or training using acceptable instructional methods and techniques
  • monitor or track information or data
  • principles, theories and state/agency budget management practices
  • compose and produce reports, documents and related material
  • perform statistical data analysis
  • use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions
  • use automated software applications

Working conditions:

This position requires traveling as much as 10% of the time and working much of the time in a normal office environment. Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.

Occasional night, weekend and holiday work is required.

Physical requirements:

  • When in the office, typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc.
  • When working in the field, this position requires the ability to work outdoors under inclement weather conditions and occasional strenuous lifting of equipment and materials.
  • Ability to operate four-wheel drive vehicles and occasional towing of boats, all terrain vehicles (ATV’s), horses and travel trailers.
  • The ability to ride horses on occasion may be required.
  • Other requirements:
  • Must have or obtain and maintain a valid Utah driver’s license.
  • Criminal history background check through the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification to address requirements in UDWR guidelines for screening volunteers working with children under the age of 18 (GLN-13).
  • Work with firearms, archery and fishing equipment.
  • Ability to complete Utah Hunter Education Instructor training, Utah Furharvester Instructor training, and National Archery in the Schools Basic Archery Instructor training.
  • Attainment of certification in basic first aid and CPR.

Additional details:

Job #:     08551

Job Title:               Regional Conservation Outreach Manager

Opening Date/Time:       Mon. 05/09/16 12:00 AM Mountain Time

Closing Date/Time:          Wed. 06/08/16 11:59 PM Mountain Time

Salary:  $21.06 – $33.41 Hourly

Job Type:               Full Time

Location:              Multiple Locations, Utah

Department:      560 Department of Natural Resources

Number of Openings:     3

Benefits:               This position is eligible for a full benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, a retirement plan, plus paid leave to include annual, sick, and holiday pay. The State requires employees to receive their pay through direct deposit. If selected, you will receive more information about these benefit options and enrollment information through our onboarding process and during your first week or two on the job.

Criminal Background Check:       You must successfully pass a criminal history check.

Driver License Requirements:   Employees hired for this recruitment will be subject to the Driver Eligibility standards found at the following link: http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r027/r027-007.htm#T3

Physical Address:             Southeastern Regional Office, 319 N Carbonville Rd., Price, UT 84501 and Northeastern Regional Office, 318 North Vernal Ave., Vernal, UT 84078 and 1470 N Airport Rd, Cedar City, UT 84720

Recruiter Name:                April Nicholls

Recruiter Telephone Number:   801-538-7202

Recruiter Email Address:               anicholls@utah.gov

Overtime Exempt:            Yes

Schedule Code:                  B – Competitive Career Service – Employment in this position requires a probationary period.

Schedule Code Description:        This position requires a 12 month probationary period. Current state employees who have already passed a probationary period will not be required to complete another one.

EEO Statement:                  The State of Utah is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability. Reasonable accommodations provided to known disabilities of individuals in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For accommodation information or if you need special accommodations to complete the application process, contact the Dept. of Human Resource Mgmt. at 801-538-3025 or TTY 801-538-3696.